plate was taken from a lesson in a first grade. The little boy was dressed in
an impromptu costume of cotton batting, and the background hastily sketched by
The horizon was
drawn as on plate 9; then a few soft oblique strokes were added to the sky. The
shore was drawn with irregular back-and-forth strokes, as in many of the
previous sketches, and a sheet was tacked to the board in order to obtain the
An almost vertical
stroke accented with the end of the chalk was used in drawing the icebergs, and
a few strokes of charcoal were added.
The huts were drawn
with a curving stroke accented with the upper end of the chalk, and they were
finished by applying stroke 2, plate 3, and adding a few details with the point
of the chalk.
Any teacher can
easily arrange such backgrounds and costumes with the simplest material at
hand, and in this manner add essentially to the interest and value of a lesson.
A Japanese Day, An Indian Entertainment, A Soldiers' Camp Ground, A Lumber
Camp, and many others, are easily arranged.